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Food Production/SalesSamoaDuffy is 34 years old and a married women with three children. She runs a small business selling pancakes in her community and has been doing this for three years. ...Read their story >
General StoreUgandaJohn is a married man with two children. His children are still infants and have not started schooling. He comes from rural Ibanda district. He has a retail shop in a tradi...Read their story >
RestaurantColombiaJohn, 26, has all the energy of youth. He has decided to go into the restaurant business in order to enjoy the independence he has always dreamed of. He has worked in s...Read their story >
Food MarketHondurasMirna is a very enterprising person. She lives with her husband and children in a community in the south of Honduras. Her business for the past 10 years has been a grocery ...Read their story >
Beauty SalonYemenThis group is called Haylan. It consists of four women from the capital city of Sana'a, Yemen. They applied for a loan of 310,000 YER from AMB. Fozia is the leader of th...Read their story >
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